Coonect to Exchange '03 server while not on Domain but on network.
Posted on 2007-03-17
May be a silly question. I have always set up connection to exchange on workstations connected to a DC. Is it possible to connect to an Exchange server using Outlook client (and not resorting to RPC over HTTPS or VPN). In other words, machine is not on a domain, but a workgroup . . . but is assigned IP from DHCP server (i.e on inside of network. I want to connect in cached mode like I would in a normal server/client environment, but do it on machines that are not authenticated on the domain.
If it is possible, what are the ramifications? This would only be done in transition as we migrate some machines away from Novell to AD.
I know all abpout VPN connections and all about Ourlook RPC over HTTPS, also OWA. But these machines will be on the network, just not joined to the domain. Is it possible. I have simply never considered doing it. If so, will users have to re authenticate everytime they check mail? Or do I HAVE to join domain?